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I did try tongue blocking when I was having trouble when I started but that was worse for me, so I went back to pucker.
Don't hold your breath waiting.....
I do go slowly, as that is as fast as I can go!
Hi again Keith, I take on your problem with breathing.Is it when you have a few draw notes coming together? What I do is that when I come to this,I let all my air out on the preceding blow note so that you have enough breath to cover the following draw notes.Just try it out.Keep puffing.Eric33.
Hi Keith,I have sent a message to you and Harmlessonica.
You mentioned your embouchure,I have just looked it up in the dictionary,that just goes to show how much I know about this jargon .Anyway,do you tongue block,this is by far the best way to single out your notes on the Chromatic. Why don't you try
Just resting your mouth over the mouth piece and let your tongue rest very lightly on a note,anywhere in the middle.Just keep you tongue in that position very lightly I must stress,and slide the harmonica forwards and then backwards until you get a series of single notes,do not force your tongue on the mouthpiece at all,by doing this,it will learn you how to cover two notes and blow or draw on the third one.I may be telling you something you know already.Some of my members at the club tilt their harmonica slightly at an angle,it seems to suit them,but I attack it full on,it is a matter of choice.Let me know how you get on.Keep puffing.Eric33.
Hi Eric, I am still having problems getting my breathing right, (& I also seem to lose my embouchure at times), guess it's just lack of practice.
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Hi Keith, what is it that you find difficult when playing this tune,maybe I can help you. I would like you to do me a favour. What is the E-Mail address of the Club.I am still getting a box message I-E Invalid e-mail address.I cannot transfer anything over from You Tube.Eric33.
Hi AndyT, a much improved rendition,BUT you didn't keep the tempo,some of it was very good but the rest,not so good,I realise that you are an amateur as I am myself,but what I would suggest is to buy or borrow a Metronome and set the beat and stick to it.Alternately,keep time by tapping you foot,or get someone to tap the the table or whatever with their hand in order to keep that beat.Try also to practice those octave changes.Otherwise a good effort.Eric33.